Delivering lectures on taxes others should pay isn't nearly as effective as revising the tax code.
The lines just keep getting longer for sectors of local government begging for a piece of the revenue generated by the Lake County local option income tax.
Indiana appropriated Chicago's longtime The City that Works slogan for its A State that Works campaign, and now is going after Windy City businesses as well.
Robbing Peter to pay Paul makes for a poor fiscal model, leaving Peter poorer and less apt to sustain a financially healthy populace.
In trying to make Indiana more business-friendly, Gov. Mike Pence said he would like to eliminate the personal property tax. It's a costly endeavor.
Indiana ranked 10th nationally in business tax climate, giving the Lone Star State a big Texas-sized boot out of the top 10 for the first time, according to a new report.
The budgeting process continues in Lake County, and the Lake County Council is in a unique position this year to go beyond what is expected and pass a budget that includes no further borrowing.
If you're an employer running a retail business and discover one of your cashiers mishandling the house take, you at least consider firing the employee, don't you?
CROWN POINT | This year, Lake County's budget-makers will have to struggle with prosperity.
Like any sudden in-flow of cash, your tax refund presents an opportunity to spend your money wisely or foolishly.
The debate over the federal deficit is going to involve a lot of rhetoric before the 2012 election is over, but numbers will be coming up, too. And so will charts based on the data.
The federal budget deficit is enormous, and the national debt is growing. So the pollsters are asking the public what should be done. The latest poll I've seen was done for NBC and the Wall Street Journal at the end of February. I found it on the Web by searching "NBC deficit poll."
When U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar declared his candidacy for president on April 19, 1995, he offered an ambitious domestic policy goal: balancing the federal budget in seven years. Central to his vision was a plan to replace the national income tax with a retail sales tax and to drastically cut gove…
CALUMET CITY | The City Council approved a tax levy Monday to raise 4.9 percent more from local property owners to help fund pension programs for retired police officers and firefighters.
SPRINGFIELD | If you shop online, you could be breaking Illinois law.
CHICAGO | Cook County Clerk David Orr on Tuesday called for a moratorium of new Chicago tax increment financing districts until new leadership is installed and a thorough review of existing TIFs can be conducted.
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